WASHINGTON (CBSNEWS.COM) – The U.S. military has begun airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, CBS News has reported.

Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement Monday evening that a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles were engaged in the attack.

“The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the U.S. Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief,” Kirby said.

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